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Funding News & Notes
December 2005 (FY06)

Pointers from Pat
Selected Funding Announcements
Deadline Links

 

Pointers from Pat

In the past month, the U.S. Senate amended an act which made appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and related agencies, for FY06, which ends Sep. 30, 2006. This amendment heavily supports programs and agencies most utilized by state and regional tech-based programs. Most of the agencies and programs received well over the administration's requested amount. The following is an outline of programs and agencies that are included in this legislation. The figures in parentheses are the increases/decreases (+/-) from the FY05 amount.

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Selected Funding Announcements

Department of Agriculture

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Justice

Environmental Protection Agency

National Institutes of Health

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

1890 Institution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program. The purpose of this grant is to stimulate the development of high quality teaching and research programs at the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University to build their capacities as full partners in the mission of the Department, and to provide more and better trained professionals for careers in the food and agricultural sciences. Approximately $12.3 million is expected to be available for awards. Applicants must cooperate with at least one USDA agency or office. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/1890_capacity.html.

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Department of Defense

Research in systems and component technologies to address a variety of chem/bio/rad/nuclear threats. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting applications for research in systems and component technologies. The purpose of this grant is to address a variety of chem/bio/rad/nuclear threats, including threats to buildings and urban environments. Awards will amount to under $1,000,000 and projects should be shorter than one year. Proposals are due by Nov. 15, 2006 and can be submitted any time before then. More information is available at: http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/DOD/DARPA/CMO/BAA06-02/listing.html

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Department of Education

Advanced rehabilitation research training projects. The Department of Education is soliciting grants for advanced rehabilitation research training projects that provide training and experience at an advanced level to individuals with doctorates or similar advanced degrees who have clinical or other relevant experience. One award of approximately $150,000 for a project period of up to five years is anticipated. Applications are due Jan. 17, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2005-4/111505a.html

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Department of Justice

Research on topics relevant to state or local criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Projects are being solicited by the Department of Justice for social and behavioral research and evaluation addressing community crime prevention, policing, juvenile and criminal justice systems improvement, corrections, alcohol- and drug-related crime, criminal behavior, and other topics. Successful proposals will be awarded $100,000-$300,000. Applications are due Jan. 24, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/DOJ/HQ/OJP/2006-NIJ-1162/listing.html

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Programs, technologies or strategies for achieving additional air pollution emissions reductions. The purpose of this grant is to support programs, technologies, or strategies that reduce additional air pollution. Approximately $100,000 is expected to be available for two awards. Proposals are due Jan. 6, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-OAR-EMAD-05-22/listing.html

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Research that addresses questions about basic mechanisms of behavior in animal models. These projects should facilitate collaborative research that addresses questions about basic mechanisms of behavior in animal models. Research should involve behavioral scientists and investigators with expertise in molecular biology or genomics. Applications are due on or before the receipt dates described at NIH's submission schedule site. For more information, visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-038.html

Methods, structures and strategies that test models to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions. NIH invites research applications that will identify, develop and refine effective and efficient methods, structures and strategies that test models to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions and evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and quality of life improvement services into public health and clinical practice settings. Research project grant awards are anticipated. Eligible are for-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations. Optional letters of intent are due Dec. 26, 2005; applications are due Jan. 24, 2006. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-039.html

Research in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. NIH invites applications for patient-oriented research in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Patient-oriented research is defined as diagnosis, treatment and intervention research using individuals with a communication disorder. Research project and exploratory or development grant awards are anticipated. For-profit or nonprofit, public or private organizations may submit applications, which are due on or before the receipt dates described at NIH's submission schedule site. For more information, visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-040.html

Academic Research Enhancement Award program. The purpose of this program is to support small-scale health-related research projects proposed by faculty members. Eligible are all domestic public or private institutions, and their components, offering baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the sciences related to health, except those that have received research grants or cooperative agreements from the NIH totaling more than $3 million per year in each of four or more of the last seven years. Applications are due on or before the receipt dates described at NIH's submission schedule site. For more information, visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-042.html

Investigations of the cognitive/behavioral processes and neurobiological mechanisms of social behavior relevant to alcohol and drug abuse. Projects applying for the "Social Neuroscience" grant are expected to stimulate these investigations and enhance decision-making and judgment over the life course. Approximately $5.25 million may be available for 13-19 awards. Optional letters of intent are due Jan. 23, 2006. The deadline for applications is Feb. 23, 2006. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-06-004.html

Institutional research training grants. The purpose of these grants is to support research trainees in translational neurobiology of disease. Only domestic nonprofit, public or private institutions that have strong and high-quality research programs in the areas proposed for research training and have requisite staff and facilities may apply. Up to $900,000 is expected to be available for 2-3 awards. Optional letters of intent are due Jan. 23, 2006. The deadline for applications is Feb. 22, 2006. More information is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-06-008.html

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Deadline Links

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Contact Pat Buennemeyer for more information on these and other funding opportunities.

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